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Weekly Update (Feb 26): Modern Masters 2017, Amonkhet Full-Art Basics

Modern Masters 2017 Packaging

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A reveal of the packaging for Modern Masters 2017.Read more

Amonkhet Packaging, Full-Art Lands, and Art

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A preview of the packaging for Amonkhet and some key art!Read more

Budget Magic: $89 (35 tix) Marvelous Paradox (Standard)

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How many times can we activate Aetherworks Marvel in the same turn with the help of Paradox Engine? Let's see!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

Death's Shadow Mishra's Bauble Traverse the Ulvenwald

This biggest finance news of the week comes from Modern on the back of the two Modern GP's held last weekend. The biggest winners both come from the new Jund-like Death's Shadow deck. The first is Death's Shadow itself, which nearly doubled up to $18, putting the one-drop close to its all-time high. Second, we have Mishra's Bauble which increased 15% and is currently $22 as an uncommon. While the early results on the new build of Death's Shadow are encouraging, with Modern Masters 2017 previews starting tomorrow, the risk of one or both cards getting reprinted is quite high. As such, I'd lean towards selling to be safe, or if you are looking to pick up copies, waiting until the full set is spoiled on Friday.

Even the biggest Standard winner of the week — Traverse the Ulvenwald — is tied to the breakout performance of Modern Death's Shadow. While the tutor increased 23% to just over $3, unlike Death's Shadow and Mishra's Bauble, the risk of reprinting here is low, and I'm more than happy to hold copies for the long term. Traverse the Ulvenwald has proven itself several times over in Modern and will likely remain a pseudo-staple for as long as the format is around. Assuming it dodges random reprintings, it wouldn't be at all surprising to see Traverse the Ulvenwald at two or three times its current price a few years down the road.

Moving forward, the most important thing this week will be keeping track of Modern Masters 2017 previews. Based on past Masters series sets, cards that don't get reprinted will spike and cards that do get reprinted will crash. As such, putting in a little extra time and effort next week will go a long way to saving you money on the cards you do have, or on cards you are hoping to pick up for the Modern format.

Much Abrew: Baral Storm (Modern)

Deck Evolutions: Death's Shadow (Modern)

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Is Baral, Chief of Compliance enough to push Storm back to the forefront of Modern? Let's see! Read more

After lurking in the background for years, Death's Shadow exploded to the top of Modern, only to be targeted by a banning! Read more

This Week in Legacy: SCG Baltimore Open and Classic

Against the Odds: Warped Statuary (Modern)

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Sean runs through the SCG Baltimore Team Constructed event - featuring Legacy! - along with the Legacy Classic. Read more

What are the odds of winning some games in Modern with Inspiring Statuary, backed up by Warp World? Let's see! Read more

Vintage 101: Evolution

Brewer's Minute: Revisions

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Islandswamp goes over some new Vintage tech! Read more

Building a Magic deck is a lot like writing. You don't write the perfect deck on the first draft, it's all about revisions. Read more

Commander Clash S2 Episode 29: Anything Goes

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The crew dukes it out with whatever decks they want to play!Read more

Paradox Machine (BUg Aetherflux Paradox, Standard) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 109: MM3 & AKH Reveals, Digital Next, Team Events

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It's Paradox Engine time! Read more

The crew discusses the new packaging from Modern Masters 2017, Amonkhet, the new Magic Digital Next image and Team Events. Read more

Instant Deck Techs

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Each day we'll be posting a short, three minute deck tech featuring some of the coolest decks that come across the site. The most popular deck will be made into videos the following week based on your views, likes and comments in the videos. Here's this week's Instant Deck Techs:

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